Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - History - 213 pages
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A collection of the country's most respected historians, philosophers, and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. This collection of never before published essays, originally delivered at the Library of Congress, presents the most original and recent scholarship on a topic that still generates considerable controversy. Anyone interested in colonial history, religion and politics, and the relationship between church and state will benefit by reading this important new book.

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James H. Hutson is chief of the manuscript division at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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